Education Commissioner: JCPS low schools are failing to improve

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on February 10, 2013 at 7:19 PM

Updated Sunday, Feb 10 at 10:13 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Kentucky’s Education Commissioner is warning that the state may have to step in due to Jefferson County Public Schools persistently low-achieving public schools are failing to improve.

A new analysis by the State Education Department found that 16 of 18 JCPS schools that underwent overhauls in a three year period showed little to no progress despite receiving resources to improve performance.

JCPS superintendent Donna Hargens responded with a statement released Sunday afternoon:

“We are committed in continuing our collaboration with the state and the community and to fully implementing those strategies that will bring about increased achievement for all of our students.
 

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